I do hope they can turn F76 into a viable multiplayer game. I for one never thought I was looking for a “multiplayer Skyrim” until I played ESO.
I say that a bit tongue in cheek because it’s not simply multiplayer Skyrim but a sophisticated implementation of classic Elder Scrolls gameplay in a MMO format (and by classic, for me, its Morrowind and later since I didn’t play the real early ones like Daggerfall). So you have to like MMOs in the first place, or at least tolerate them, in order to even find it fun.
As @KevinC pointed out, ESO didn’t start out fully featured but at least it always had NPCs. Also, I didn’t start with ESO until about 6 months or so before the Morrowind expansion launched, so maybe if I had started F76 with the Wastelander update I wouldn’t have quite the sour taste in mouth.
I’m still not sure where they are going with though in regards to F76. ESO is quite clearly in the MMO genre. Anyone able to take a stab at where F76 is and/or aiming for in relation to other games/genres? Is it literally just supposed to be Fallout with friends? That could explain so many of its problems.